Presiding officer detained over alleged rigging video in PP-36 Wazirabad

05:47 PM | 21 Apr, 2024

Amid allegations of rigging, a presiding officer in PP-36 Wazirabad has been detained following the emergence of a video purportedly showing irregularities in the polling process. The video, which surfaced after polling concluded in the constituency, has raised concerns about the handling of ballot papers before the end of polling.

Authorities have taken the presiding officer into custody for further investigation, as the footage suggests unauthorized access to the ballot papers. The Sunni Ittehad Council has also expressed apprehensions regarding the incident, highlighting the recovery of votes from the presiding officer's possession.

In response to the incident, law enforcement agencies have launched an inquiry into the matter, focusing on allegations of electoral misconduct. Moreover, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of the incident in Narowal's Zafarwal area.

The ECP has announced a formal investigation into the incident, appointing the Gujranwala regional election commissioner as the inquiry officer. The inquiry aims to uncover the facts surrounding the alleged rigging and ensure transparency in the electoral process.

The incident comes amidst the ongoing by-elections, underscoring the importance of upholding the integrity of the electoral process and addressing any instances of malpractice.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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